Mon­roe voted cap­tain for Yale

The News-Times - - SPORTS - By David Borges david.borges @hearst­medi­act.com

Eric Mon­roe didn’t put up big num­bers for Yale’s Ivy League cham­pi­onship team this sea­son, av­er­ag­ing just 10.2 min­utes and 2.0 points per game.

But the the backup point guard ap­par­ently im­pressed his team­mates with his lead­er­ship skills, on and off the court. Mon­roe was voted as Yale’s cap­tain for the 2019-20 sea­son at the team’s an­nual year-end banquet on Thursday at the New York Ath­letic Club.

“It’s a real honor for me, mainly be­cause it shows the faith that my team­mates have in me to hope­fully lead our group next year,” said Mon­roe, a San Diego na­tive. “That’s what I took from it, more than any­thing. It’s nice to know your team be­lieves in you as a leader. When you have that sup­port be­hind you, it makes the role a lot eas­ier, to be my­self and be the best team we can be.”

Mon­roe added that the team’s cap­tains over his first three years at Yale, Blake Reynolds, Makai Ma­son and An­thony Dal­lier, left a strong im­pres­sion on him with their lead­er­ship skills.

Miye Oni, the team’s lead­ing scorer the past two sea­sons, may have been a more ob­vi­ous choice. How­ever, Oni has de­clared for the NBA draft and he may not be back next sea­son.

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